I was hanging out with my niece, Devyn, 14, and my nephew, Trent, 11, when the topic of Justin Bieber somehow came up. I asked them if they liked the Bieber and they both responded with an emphatic "no" and a look of disgust. And so I asked them who their favorite singers were these days. Trent belted out, "Mer and the Cosmics." I grinned and nodded, "good one Trent." He's a sweet, clever kid who is mastering the art of aunt-flattery. And he adores Cosmo. But I persisted, "no really, who's your favorite band?" Trent, without hesitation, responded "Elbow." Elbow, folks. The kid is 11 and his favorite band is Elbow. And he hates Justin Beiber. And after a minute he added Coldplay, U2, and Luna.
I'd say Juls and Ron are doing a pretty good job raising those youngin's.